Trap Rabbit | photo by Rachel Del Sordo | courtesy of the artist
Trap Rabbit, Maxfield Gast, and Tatyana release jazz-infused new single “This Once Was Out Of Shape”
Despite their moniker, Trap Rabbit makes lush and intricate music that is as far away from trap as you can get. While the name might deceive you, there’s nothing misleading about the immense amount of talent that the drum and key duo possess. Their latest single, “This Once Was Out Of Shape,” sees the pair collaborate with fellow Philadelphia musician Maxfield Gast and England-based harpist, Tatyana, to create a stunning tapestry of sound.
From the very first second, a cascade of velvety horns and an angelic harp washes over you. The song sports a clear jazz influence with its soulful swing and easy rhythm. Still, the shimmering keys and switch-ups after samples make it sound incredibly progressive. The track isn’t simply borrowing from jazz, it’s more like a collage, as they cut and paste various elements of the genre to fit into their experimentation.
Completely instrumental, it allows you to genuinely appreciate all of the nuances and quirks of the track. From Gast’s elegant saxophone to the energetic shakers, nothing gets overshadowed. Instead, they all coexist and complement each other in what sounds like perfect harmony.
You can stream the track below.